3D Object Plots

Object plots are used for modelling 3D geometries using combinations of object primitives such as line, triangle, quadrangle, cube, sphere, cylinder, disk, etc.

assorted objects

In this example we show a simple illustration of a piston inside a cylinder. It is fairly easy to modify the plot so that the piston follows an harmonic motion in the Z-direction.

Objects can also be combined with data. For example, we can combine the shore-line data with a sphere (close enough representation of the globe) and line objects to produce the following combination.

objects and data

A much better representation of the earth can be obtained using textures and a sphere object.

objects and data